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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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At 10.5% alcohol by volume, barley wine style ale is in a class all its own. Intense caramelized flavors create sweetness which is balanced by huge additions of Galena hops. Cascade aromatic hops are added at the end of the boil to compliment this strongest of ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Strong Oak aroma with caramel, and hops in the nose.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: A good amount of malts and hops this was a very nice oak aged barley wine.
Palate: Sweet with a dry oaky finish.
Overall: One of the best I have had in a long time this was brewed very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma has strong notes of caramel, chocolate, hints of banana bread, and faint citrus hops. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor has lots of caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar. The flavor is pretty even throughout with some moderate bitterness in the finish. Seems like a pretty simple example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Round maltiness, chocolate, raisins and floral hops in the ashy, smokey, burnt, roasty aroma. Opaque mahogany brown body with ruby tones is topped by a thin ring of fine-bubbled head. Very sweet in the mouth with an ashy character and floral, orange hop notes leading to a bitter, roasty finish. Smokiness and roasted bitterness linger on the tongue. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled with CapFlu, Goldorak, Joey_Capps, Olivier_MTL, Lubiere and MartinT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Bottlewerkz, Seattle. I seemingly didn’t mind this beer as much as everyone else? It was very velvety in texture and had a nice brown sugar and spice flavour. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Poured a slightly hazy reddish orange color with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma was fruity and malty with a touch of alcohol. Sweet malty flavors with a nice bitter finish. Medium to full body with a good warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours hazy light brown-reddish with a minimal light beige head. cherries (!), nice caramel and toffee, even more butterscotch, booze, grassy, earthy. average carbonation, medium body - oily. medium complexity but most definitely what you would expect from a bw. good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
650ml bottle pours an orangeish brown color with about 2 fingers of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is grainy with some fruit and alcohol. Taste is grainy malt sweetness with a bit of fruit and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. A really nice barley wine that I thoroughly enjoyed tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye11. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, fruits, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, caramel, more fruits, toffee, and nice. The look is cloudy, amber in color, and has a light head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bomber from Bottleworks; 2007; Nose of toffee, brown sugar, and prunes; no hops like most of the other American Barleywines; Rusty red-brown with a big red-tinged head; flavor very malty with only a tiny bit of bitterness, lots of brown sugar, and dark fruitiness.

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